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Google Car Crashes Into Bus, Flees, Hits Another Bus

Google says it's working with authorities to address the issue
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 13, 2013 1:13 PM CDT
Updated Sep 15, 2013 7:00 PM CDT

(Newser) – It's always a good idea to stop after you get in a car accident, but it's an especially good idea if a) your car is bedecked with colorful Google images, identifiable logos, and a huge camera tower, and/or b) you're a horrible driver. Both of these things were allegedly true for whoever was manning Google's Street View car in Bogor, Indonesia, Thursday. The car rammed into a bus, and the driver, panicked, decided to drive away—whereupon he immediately collided with a second bus, followed by a truck, the BBC reports.

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It's not clear if anyone was hurt. Photos posted to an Indonesian forum show the Google car with mild damage to its front end. "We take incidents like this very seriously," a Google rep says. "We're working closely with local authorities to address the situation." (It's certainly not Google Street View's first overseas snafu, either: There was an uproar earlier this year after Street View photos made it look like one car had hit a donkey.)

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